Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||29 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||21 Oct 2013|
|Project Name||GMS: Cambodia Road Improvement Project|
|Geographical Location||Northwestern Cambodia|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Transport and ICT
/ Road Transport
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1945||Asian Development Fund||50,000|
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Major potential environmental impacts are (i) impacts on drainage; (ii) impacts on fishery; (iii) noise and dust; (iv) mismanagement of construction materials and sites; and (v) health and safety. Mitigation measures have been identified and can be implemented without difficulty. The IEE, together with an appropriately designed environmental management plan and monitoring programs, is considered sufficient to meet the environmental impact assessment requirements of the Project. The Project will require acquisition of approximately 60 hectares of land along NR5 and NR6, affecting approximately 2000 farmers, 240 houses and house-shops, and 300 small roadside stalls, which will need to be moved out of the COI. Irrigation canals will also be disrupted and there will be temporary loss of land during construction. In addition, 572 private fruit trees and 2025 public and private shade trees will be affected within the COI. A full census and inventory of lost assets was carried out for all households potentially affected by the loss of land and structures within the COI and a full resettlement plan has been prepared for the Project in compliance with ADB s Policy on Involuntary Resettlement and the Handbook on Resettlement. A revised resettlement plan has been approved prior to implementation and award of the civil works contracts. HIV/AIDS and human/drug trafficking is a social issue due to increased intra and cross-border mobility and low awareness among the people within the Project area.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The overall objectives of the Project are to promote economic activities and facilitate trade among Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam and to improve the prospects for poverty reduction along the Southern Economic Corridor. The Project will: (i) together with other ongoing and planned investments funded by other development partners, promote national and subregional economic growth by reducing the cost and increasing the reliability of transport, which will also encourage the fast-growing tourism industry and subregional trade, and promote general economic growth; (ii) reduce poverty by providing all-year, all-weather access to employment opportunities, markets, and growth centers; (iii) improve social conditions by providing all-year, all-weather access to education and health; (iv) promote private sector participation and strengthen the domestic road-contracting industry by providing opportunities in road construction and maintenance; (v) work with an experienced nongovernment organization (NGO) under the national human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) framework to support efforts to control the disease and create awareness of it; (vi) initiate a process of reform for MPWT, particularly for the road sector in which asset management and transparency must be a guiding theme; and (vii) establish effective road maintenance management and road maintenance financing systems.|
|The three priority areas of the ADB country strategy and program (CSP)?rural economic development, human resources development, and private sector development?and the 10 sectors through which the strategy is to be implemented, remain valid in light of the current development situation. The 2001 and 2002 operational programs constituted a first phase of implementing the strategy. The program of lending and nonlending assistance for 2003?2005 constitutes a second phase, substantially completing considerable work in the 10 sectors. The CSP has been further strengthened by provision of a sharper focus on the implications of the state reform program?especially decentralization of public administration?and by enhancement of the poverty impact of sector interventions to support the Government?s goal of achieving its poverty reduction targets, in light of projected gross domestic product growth.|
|Promote economic and social development in the project area of influence and promote general economic growth at national and subregional levels|
|Description of Outcome
1. Reduce poverty by providing efficient all-weather access to employment opportunities, markets, and growth centers 2. Improve social conditions by providing efficient all-weather access to education and health providers 3. Promote economic growth by reducing the cost of transport 4. Strengthen the domestic road contracting industry by providing training and opportunities in road construction
|Progress Towards Outcome
Development outcomes likely to be achieved. PPME Completion Survey has been undertaken.
|Description of Project Outputs
Siem Reap-Sisophon-Poipet national roads 5 and 6 (about 150 km) rehabilitated Structures constructed on national roads 56 and 68 UXO cleared within the right-of-way Local contractors capable of contracting and performing simple roadworks Resettlement plan implemented
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Civil works contract packages 5F, 6E and 6F completed. Bridge reconstruction on NR56 and NR68 completed. Construction of weigh stations completed. Construction of Cross Border Facilities (CBF) at Poipet and Common Control Area (CCA) in Bavet completed as of June 2010. Completed road sections 5F, 6E and 6F inaugurated on 28 December 2009. Loan closing date extended until 31 December 2010 to complete remaining works. Project completed as of 31 December 2010. Project implementation was delayed due to (i) long-range caretaking government after the National Election in 2003, (ii) prolonged consultant selection process for the construction supervision, (iii) land acquisition and resettlement issues, and (iv) removal of unexploded ordinance. In summary, the project achieved all its outputs. PCR mission fielded 1-11March 2011.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Nov 29|
International and domestic consultants will be required to assist in (i) construction supervision services for the Project roads (about 200 person-months of international consultants and about 400 person-months of domestic consultants), (ii) reorganization of MPWT (to be determined by the high level interministerial Reorganization Committee during implementation of the Project), (iii) implementation of the HIV/AIDS program, (iv) implementation and monitoring of the Resettlement Plan, and (v) implementation of the Poverty Reduction Monitoring Program. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, and arrangements satisfactory to the ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
Civil works contracts will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures among pre-qualified international contractors in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||04 Jun 2002 to 26 Jun 2002|
|Management Review Meeting||16 Jul 2002|
|Approval||26 Nov 2002|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1945||26 Nov 2002||07 Feb 2003||20 May 2003||30 Jun 2007||31 Dec 2010||15 Sep 2011|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|01 Aug 2014||Loan 1945||53,092||0||98.00%|
|01 Aug 2014||Loan 1945||54,125||0||100.00%|
Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Albab Akanda ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport (B)
Mr. Pheng Sovicheano
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/30240-013/documents|